Natural Gas Reservoirs Found off Israel’s Coast
An Israeli company called Energean began drilling off Israel’s shore for natural gas some time ago. They suspected the “Olympus area” between the Karish and Tanin gas fields was rich in this resource. Energean recently found massive amounts of natural gas just in this region. Their Zeus-1 drilling well discovered a reservoir holding 13 billion cubic meters of natural gas—an enormous find! The company will continue to drill in the neighboring areas, tapping into four other wells. In addition, Energean will soon begin drilling at their Hercules site, the last well in this year’s drilling campaign.
Please pray this significant find of natural gas will enable Israel to provide for its citizens and sell to other countries.
President Herzog Attends Climate Change Conference in Egypt
More than ninety world leaders arrived in Egypt recently for the United Nations Convention on Climate Change. Israel sent President Herzog to address the summit delegates, inaugurate the first-ever Israeli pavilion at one of these conventions, and hold diplomatic meetings. In Herzog’s speech, he depicted an Israeli vision of the “renewable Middle East,” in which “Israel and regional states will cooperate to provide major solutions for the climate crisis.” On the opening day of the summit, United Nations chief Guterres urged the global community to take advantage of the conference to “rebuild trust and re-establish the ambition needed to avoid driving our planet over the climate cliff.” Last year, the conference was held in Scotland, and then-Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett promised to reduce carbon emissions in Israel. The Israeli government, however, did not pledge to reach net zero emissions as the nation still needed to hold elections.
Please pray for the health of our planet and ways we can each do our part to reverse the damage to land, water, and air.